Students Union denies any involvement in invitation to Pro Life to speak at Sligo IT

Event was organised by ‘group of first year students.’

Sligo News File.

Sligo Students Union has issued a statement contradicting claims that they invited Pro-Life activists to speak to students at the Sligo Institute of Technology.

A caller to Liveline told Joe Duffy that the students union had asked Pro-Life representatives to come to the college but that they were then prevented from addressing students at an event there. It was only later that they were able to speak to the attendance.

However, the Students’ Union has insisted that the Union did not extend any invitation to the ProLife party.

President Barry Clohessy said “IT Sligo Students’ Union are aware of a debate concerning the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment, which took place in IT Sligo on 11th April last.

“The Students’ Union would like to clarify that they did not organise this event or invite people to attend it.

“The Students’ Union understand it was organised by a group of first year Sociology & Politics students as part of their Community Project module.”

The caller to Liveline also claimed that ProLife posters his organisation put up in the town were being pulled down soon afterwards.

He said the people involved in the activity would have required ladders to reach the spot where the posters were displayed.